In recent years, Panama has established itself as one of the top tourism markets across Central America. It has achieved this thanks to the country's economic boom, construction of megaprojects and by positioning itself as a destination for shopping, conferences and conventions, beach tourism, and more.
The main markets that send travelers to the Isthmus are countries like the United States, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
During the first half of 2012, a total of 1,075,981 visitors entered the country, which is 5.2% more than the previous year, when 1,022,000 tourists were recorded. Tocumen International Airport continues to be the main port of entry to the country.